encampment

noun
en·​camp·​ment | \ in-ˈkamp-mənt How to pronounce encampment (audio) , en- \

Definition of encampment

1a : the place where a group (such as a body of troops) is encamped
b : the individuals that make up an encampment
2 : the act of encamping : the state of being encamped

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Examples of encampment in a Sentence

a recreational area that will serve as this year's encampment for the Scouts' jamboree
Recent Examples on the Web Ken Saffer, a 57-year-old resident of the encampment on and off since 2017, said his belongings were confiscated, including clothing, tools and a generator. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 June 2022 The last days of a homeless encampment in San Pedro. Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2022 Five Central American migrants, including a young Guatemalan couple with a 3-year-old boy, showed up this week at the edge of the encampment where the Ukrainians were waiting. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 In nearby Pensacola, some city officials became concerned with the closure of a homeless encampment under Interstate 110 last month. al, 2 Mar. 2022 The pastor who runs it opened a second space last month for migrants who were sleeping in a makeshift encampment in a nearby public park. New York Times, 10 June 2022 The pastor who runs it opened a second space last month for migrants who were sleeping in a makeshift encampment in a nearby public park. Eileen Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, 5 June 2022 Officials are investigating the death of a woman who was found with gunshot wounds in a homeless encampment near South Gate early Saturday. Alejandra Reyes-velardestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2022 In the encampment across the street, a few people sat in a lawn chairs, watching the press conference over the roar of passing trucks. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of encampment

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of encampment was in 1598

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24 Jun 2022

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“Encampment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encampment. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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encampment

noun
en·​camp·​ment | \ in-ˈkamp-mənt How to pronounce encampment (audio) \

Kids Definition of encampment

1 : the act of making a camp

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